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June 10, 2020, 1:14 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple says in a memo that its main campus will re-open on June 15 for select employees, with most waiting several months at least before going back  —  Apple Inc. told staff at its main Silicon Valley headquarters that the first phase of a plan to return to the office will begin on June 15 …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Reddit names Y Combinator CEO and Justin.tv founder Michael Seibel as Alexis Ohanian's replacement  —  Ohanian stepped down last week, asking the board to replace him with a black candidate  —  Reddit has named Y Combinator CEO Michael Seibel to its board of directors.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
Sources detail Facebook's extraordinary efforts to help the FBI track down a repeat child predator, paying a cybersecurity firm six figures for a Tails zero-day  —  For years, a California man systematically harassed and terrorized young girls using chat apps, email, and Facebook.
Ina Fried / Axios:
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple's rumored shift to its own CPUs for Mac may parallel the 2005 transition to Intel and brings up similar questions of emulation, developer transition kits  —  Mark Gurman: … I'm not sure what the hedging is about there, other than the fact that anything reported about anyone's future plans could, in theory, change.
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New York Times:
Many top Chinese-educated AI researchers work at US companies, which could lose their edge as Trump moves to limit Chinese access to advanced American research  —  New research shows scientists educated in China help American firms and schools dominate the cutting-edge field.
Sarah Emerson / OneZero :
Facebook acknowledges banning hundreds of anti-racist skinheads for allegedly violating its community standards, apparently conflating them with neo-Nazi groups  —  ‘They wanted to see my ID before they would give me my account back’  —  Hundreds of anti-racist skinheads are reporting …
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Interactive storytelling app Whatifi launches on iOS with $10M led by a16z and participation of former Netflix CFO David Wells, Max Levchin, and others  —  Andreessen Horowitz and former Netflix CFO David Wells are among the startup's investors.  —  Jaanus Juss has been staging interactive plays …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
New Intel chip flaws disclosed: one can leak secure enclave data and another allows cross core info leakage; both have patches that partially fix the issues  —  Intel's speculative execution flaws go deeper and are harder to fix than we thought.  —  For the past two years, modern CPUs …
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Newly released TikTok clone Zynn was removed from the Play Store after reports indicate it was filled with multiple stolen videos from other platforms  —  Multiple influencers told WIRED that their videos had been copied from other platforms and reposted to Zynn without permission.
Tom Krazit / Protocol:
Profile of Bret Arsenault, Microsoft's CISO, who is working on an ambitious project to make its 150K+ employees ditch their passwords by early next year  —  Bret Arsenault doesn't like cheese.  —  But for Microsoft's chief information security officer, a distaste for dairy produce isn't born …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Two Texas men face a $225M FCC fine and a lawsuit from multiple AGs after making billions of robocalls over two years; calls targeted Do Not Call registry  —  Two men embodying the zenith of human villainy have admitted to making approximately a billion robocalls in the first few months of 2019 alone …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google releases Android 11 Beta 1 for Pixel phones, with updates to messaging notifications, ability for message threads to pop out in bubbles, and more  —  The Android 11 beta is available now for Pixel phones  —  Today, Google is releasing the Android 11 beta for Pixel phones.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Twitter and Square say they are adding a permanent company holiday on June 19, or Juneteenth, a key date celebrating African-American emancipation from slavery  —  - Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square CEO, tweeted on Tuesday that both companies will honor Juneteenth as a company holiday …

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